What's New 2016

Please see below for 2016 updates to BeebMaster

11th December 2016 Sorry to keep you waiting; there's more on Domesday for this month's update:
I've revamped and reorganised my section on Domesday Machine component parts. I've also revised my section about my set of Domesday LV-ROM players.
I tested all my LV-ROM Players at the beginning of November to see what, if anything, still worked. A modern version of the Domesday SCSI interface spent a couple of weeks at BeebMaster Towers a year or five ago.
Following representations received, I've removed the "back" clicks which used to appear at the bottom of each page as these are basically redundant nowadays with the prevalence of browser buttons and other moves. Most pages have the equivalent of an "up" click but some of the earlier pages don't have this feature, so you'll have to manage with your browser buttons.

This update is the final shout for 2016, but please call again early in 2017 for more on Domesday and pictures of an exciting excursion into the community!
25th November 2016 Here it is, 930 years to the day since Domesday Book was published and 30 years since the Domesday Project was released:
The latest incarnation of the BeebMaster Domesday Machine, Domesday 2016 A workout for Domesday 2016
NetDev with VFS Extra Sideways RAM
Jumps National Disc 2011
No Acknowledgement Ford SPC
1st November 2016 I'm saving my main 30th Domery for the actual anniversary on 25th, but here's summat to keep you going till then:
LVInfo with the Community Disc Sector/Frame Relationship
New F-Codes SCSI Long Read
1st October 2016 Next month is the 30th anniversary of the Domesday Project, so I am using this update to catch up a bit with some of the sets I produced during the 25th anniversary, still five years behind as I am with everything!
VP415 No T LVInfo 2011
National Disc LVInfo 2011 National Disc Diagnostics
LV-DOS Buffers LVROM Map
LV-ROM Frames 1980s Index
1st September 2016 Oh, hello! Here's what September has to offer:
A mystery item covered in bubbles An 8-inch CD Video disc
Using the 8-inch CD Video Another 8-inch CD Video disc, still sealed in its original shrink wrap.
Getting smaller, this time a 5-inch CD Video. Smallest of all, a 3-inch compact disc.
A set on using the Sony LDP1600P under computer control. With "Sony Info".
A final set looking at the LDP-1600P's status bytes. More of my laserdisc collection, this time the 2000 series from BBC Video.
1st August 2016 Here I am, 1st August sharp as pledged, and that's one promise I certainly wasn't going to break. 32 of your actual bits for today's offerings, viz:
A backplane for the RISC PC... ...but fitted to my A7000.
New backplane in use. The ultra-rare Econet module for the RISC PC.
Fitting the RISC PC Econet Module to my A7000. A set on using Econet with the A7000.
Today's update finishes with an announcement - the BeebShop is closing. It'll stay open until 31st December 2016, after which it will be replaced by a holding page pointing to any E-Bay listings I might have. I'll keep that page there till my birthday next year, and after that, it's all over.
3rd July 2016 It's not exactly the morning after the vote before, but it's all still very fresh in the mind. The people have spoken, and they shall be ignored at the Nation's peril.

They spoke and they said, "We want more LaserVision." Well, who am I to disobey? Get a load of this:
A detailed outing for my LV Control utility, adapted to work with the VP406 and running a CAV disc. More computer control with CLV.
A look at a laserdisc with a user code. A further player to add to my collection of non-Domesday units - this time the Sony Lasermax LDP-1600P.
And as the national frettification continues, it's very important to remember that the custard cream shortage is over and the Antiques Roadshow is back on. So there is absolutely no need for anyone to be getting overwrought about anything, and I'll see you all back here 1st August sharp!
1st June 2016 Please don't forget that there are about two weeks left at the BeebShop Royal Birthday Discount Sale and when you've filled your boots over there, please take a look at my June offering:
A picture set showing a remote control used with the VP406. A picture set showing my Philips VP406 being used with remote control and a CAV laserdisc.
Under remote control with a CLV disc. Diagnostics on the VP406 with CAV and CLV discs.
My "LVInfo" utility being used on the VP406 with CAV and CLV discs. My "LVStatus" utility being used on the VP406 with CAV and CLV discs.
1st May 2016 Happy birthday to me, and let's hope my 13th anniversary will bring good luck. It's showtime for this update, bringing picture sets from the most recent four events I've attended:
A second outing in Bolton for the Beeb User Group gathering. Closely followed by a third and final trip.
A day-trip down south for the annual RISC OS South-West Show near Bristol. A regular BeebMaster fixture at the Cedar Court, Wakefield.
As ever on this anniversary day, I hope you will use the opportunity of your visit to have a good root round in the depths of BeebMaster, and don't forget that the 90% sale is still running at the BeebShop!
21st April 2016 Today we say Happy Birthday, Your Majesty to our Gracious Queen who reaches 90 years young and you can see the latest update to my Monarchy section here.

It's customary on occasions as historic as these for the BeebShop to have a bit of a discount sell-off, and today is no exception - so pop along to my latest Royal Birthday Discount Sale!
4th April 2016 As promised at the beginning of the year, there will be quite a focus on Domesday and laserdisc throughout 2016 right up to the 30th anniversary in November. Today's updates follow this theme:
A picture set on the Help text and Video on the Domesday Community Disc. Using the find facility to search for topics of interest on the Community Disc.
Here's a set on a software package released in 1987 for use with the Domesday System. This is my first Philips VP406 laserdisc player.
6th February 2016 I held back my February update this year to specially coincide with Accession Day, being the first occasion in our history when a reigning Monarch has clocked up 64 years, which is very nice 8-bit computery number as well, and you can see my special Royal update here. For pure 8-bit computery I can offer you some Atomic magic today:
This is one of my Atoms fitted with an MMC interface in June 2010. Shortly after photographing the Atom MMC, I devised a reliable method of recording Atom screenshots.
Here's the Atom being used in conjunction with its new MMC add-on. With the MMC software I have, saving files to the card using the Atom is a bit involved - 36 pictures' worth of involved, to be precise.
3rd January 2016 Happy new year! I hope you'll take a look at these first updates to 2016:
This is a BBC Model B that I've had for a few years: it has the 1770 disc upgrade but sadly it's under the weather. Here's a set showing some RAM tests being run on the machine.
2016 is a very significant year for Laserdisc, as November this year will mark 30 years of the BBC Domesday Project. This year's updates will be peppered with laserdisc related updates, starting today with a look at some of my collection of the early BBC Video releases
This is my collection of laserdiscs in the BBC Video "1000" series. A special close-up look at the first in the series, Mr Smith's Vegetable Garden, and probably therefore the first-ever BBC laserdisc.
A set on this laserdisc being put through its paces with a VP406.

For previous updates, please see here.